internship architecture


De Zwarte Hond is looking for enthusiastic and talented architecture students interns for our design teams in Rotterdam.

Are you interested in the integrated story in which buildings are genuinely deployed to add quality to their immediate environment, and vice-versa? Do you want to design buildings that make the city and their surroundings more beautiful? Do you want to learn the intricacies of careful detailing, both during the sketch phase and during realization? Then you could be a good fit for our team.

What an internship/work experience at De Zwarte Hond looks like:

You will work on projects ranging from the concept to the implementation phase, developing your design and presentation skills. You enjoy working out a detail and you can translate your ideas for more beautiful places into inspiring drawings and designs.

You will be a member of one of our design teams led by an experienced urban planner, with a personal mentor to guide you in your development. You can do all this at our office in the heart of Rotterdam, where you can learn and laugh with more than 50 enthusiastic colleagues.

An internship/work experience placement at De Zwarte Hond lasts at least four consecutive months, between January and August 2022, for 32-40 hours a week.

What we expect from you:

• You are eager to learn, enthusiastic, creative and like to work in a team
• You can convey your ideas well in images and words
• You speak fluent English. Candidates who also speak Dutch or German are preferred
• You are familiar with Adobe and 3D software such as Sketchup or Rhino; knowledge of Vectorworks is an advantage
• You are enrolled at a college or university
• You have an EU study or exchange visa (for foreign candidates).

Sounds good, how do I sign up?

You can send your motivation letter(max. 1 A4), your CV and portfolio (max. 5 MB) to Leonie, via We will respond within a month.

About De Zwarte Hond

De Zwarte Hond is a design agency of approximately 130 colleagues, working from Groningen, Rotterdam and Cologne. With a combination of expertise in the fields of architecture, urban planning and research, we add value to every assignment and to every urban or regional context. We are fully committed to our designs, but we also take responsibility for their realization: the end result must be just as ambitious and beautiful as the first ideas that come to the table.